Midlands State University has intensified security at its campuses following an attack on students near Senga Training Centre outside the MSU main campus by soldiers on the evening of March 25.|
Army spokesperson Colonel Alphios Makotore however, distanced soldiers from the attack and blamed illegal gold panners in Gweru whom he claimed posed as army personnel. MSU vice chancellor, Victor Muzvidziwa said the security of students was a priority at the higher learning institution. In a statement on Sunday Muzvidziwa said:
Midlands State University administration denounces the attack and wishes to reassure its valued students that their security and safety is a top priority. Consequently, the institution has begun intensifying security around its campuses with more security personnel being deployed to increase the number of patrols and complement the CCTV cameras that were installed.
Muzvidziwa said the university will do everything possible to make sure that the assailants are brought to book.